Birmingham's Newest Performance Series


The DJD Theater is proud to present the ArtWorks@TheDJD Series. This professional performance season is dedicated to presenting award-winning national and regional artists that reflect our community with diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of our programming. 

ArtWorks@TheDJD grew out of an experimental artist grant project undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. The inaugural digital series was a huge success. It provided commissioning grants to local artists and provided the community free access to the works during a time when most performing venues were closed.

This season features four award-winning national theater and musical acts you won’t want to miss! Get your tickets today:

ArtWorks@TheDJD is made possible in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Friday, March 10, 2023, 7:30 PM

For this 50th anniversary celebration, Pilobolus questions its own “givens,” turns its traditions sideways, and brings its past into the future. As fresh and vibrant as ever, Pilobolus –that feisty arts organism– puts the “Oh!” in BIG FIVE OH!, and continues to morph its way thrillingly into audiences’ hearts and minds.

The celebration includes signature works from vintage classics to their trend setting innovative work in shadow. Over the past 50 years, Pilobolus has performed around the globe in events ranging from the Oscars to the Olympics and collaborated with some of the world’s greatest influencers and creators.   

Note: Pilobolus celebrates the human body and there is some partial nudity in the show.

Thursday, march 23, 2023, 7:30 PM

Anton Nel, one of the world’s most accomplished classical pianist makes his Birmingham debut. Winner of the first prize in the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall, Anton Nel continues to enjoy a remarkable and multifaceted career that has taken him to North and South America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa.

Highlights of Mr. Nel’s four decades of concertizing include performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, the symphonies of Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, and London, among many others. (He has an active repertoire of more than 100 works for piano and orchestra.) An acclaimed Beethoven interpreter, Anton Nel has performed the concerto cycle several times, most notably on two consecutive evenings with the Cape Philharmonic in 2005.

love between us

Cristal Laraé Brister: THE LOVE BETWEEN US

Friday-Saturday, June 9-10, 2023, 7:30 PM & Sunday, June 11, 2023, 2:00 PM

The Love Between Us explores the story of one woman’s profound love for her daughter and the inexplicable joy and soul-shattering heartbreak that comes along with loving a child she did not birth. Pieces from her past emerge as she navigates a life she is both grateful for and swore to never live.

This one-woman show peels back the layers to reveal the inner workings of a beautiful, complex, and often unexplored relationship. The Love Between Us is a story of family, identity, and of course, love.

It asks the age-old question, “What do you do when life doesn’t turn out the way you planned?” but with a twist…

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

ArtWorks@TheDJD is sponsored in part by Alabama State Council on the Arts, V94.9 FM, Jemison Investment, Styslinger Foundation/ALTEC, and Starnes Media.

Please consider making a donation to help us continue bringing these programs to our community:

“With the ArtWorks@TheDJD  series, the DJD Theater is proud to launch a professional series of top national and regional acts that reflect the diversity and talent of the people of Alabama.

John Manzelli
Director of the DJD Theater

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